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Learn how to knit a heart. Grab your FREE heart knitting pattern below. Using the yarn of your choice. The thicker the yarn, the bigger the pillow.

 

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Available Sizes: One

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Bonus: Checklist

 

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Techniques:

Knit in the Round, Magic Loop Method

Knit & Purl Stitches

Increase & Decrease Stitches

 

Materials:

Yarn Weight: Any

Yardage: 25 – 45 yards {23 – 41 meters}

White Fur Yarn: Lion Brand Go For Faux

Red, White & Pink Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Gray Yarn: Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool

Pink Speckled Yarn: The Sheepyshire, Super Bulky Merino {Love is a Riddle}

Needle Size: Corresponding size with the yarn you’re using, with 32″ {81cm} cable or longer

Extras: Stitch Marker

 

Gauge:

Varies, depending on the yarn you’re using.

Choose a needle that gives you a medium tension stitch, not too loose or too tight.

 

Notes:

Reversible.

Knit from the tip up.

Knit using the Stockinette Stitch.

Knit in the round in the magic loop method with a circular needle.

When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

 

Pattern, Knit in the Round, Magic Loop Method:

CO 4 stitches, PM, split 2 STS onto each needle, join in the round.

Round 1: *K*

Round 2: *K1FB* (increasing 4 STS, so you have 4 STS on each needle when finished with this round for a total of 8 STS)

Round 3: *K* all 8 STS

Round 4: *K1FB, K2, K1FB* (increasing 4 STS, so you have 6 STS on each needle when finished with this

Round 5: *K* all 12 STS

Round 6: *K1FB, K4 STS, K1FB* (increasing 4 STS, so you have 8 STS on each needle when finished with this round for a total of 16 STS)

Round 7: *K* all 16 STS

Round 8: *K1FB, K6 STS, K1FB* (increasing 4 STS, so you have 10 STS on each needle when finished with this round for a total of 20 STS)

Round 9: *K* all 20 STS

Round 10: *K1FB, K8 STS, K1FB* (increasing 4 STS, so you have 12 STS on each needle when finished with this round for a total of 24 STS)

Round 11: *K* all 24 STS

Round 12: *K1FB, K10 STS, K1FB* (increasing 4 STS, so you have 14 STS on each needle when finished with this round for a total of 28 STS)

Round 13: *K* all 28 STS

Round 14: *K* all 28 STS

Round 15: *K* all 28 STS

Round 16: K14 STS. On the back, knit the first 7 STS. Slip the next 7 STS onto a piece of scrap yarn, we’ll get to these later.

Round 17: Slip the first 7 STS onto the scrap piece of yarn. {We’ll get to these later too, they make the other half of our heart.} K7 STS, joining in the round. {We’re just working with the left side of the heart}

Round 18: *K* all 14 STS

Round 19: K2TOG, K3 STS, K2TOG, on the front and the back, leaving 5 STS on each needle, 10 STS total

Round 20: *K* all 10 STS

Round 21: K2TOG, K1 STS, K2TOG, on the front and the back, leaving 3 STS on each needle, 6 STS total

Round 22: Cut your yarn leaving a 6″ {15cm} tail. Weave this through your remaining 6 STS and pull tight. I work each STS, so they’re very tight, hardly noticeable when you’re done. Use a crochet needle or darning needle to leave the remaining tail inside the heart.

Do the same thing on the right side. You can add some stuffing now, but I found that it just got in my way, so it can wait until later.

When moving the STS from the yarn to the needle be careful not to twist them. With the front of the heart facing you {tail in the back} thread the needle from outside to inside (right to left), flip over do the same thing on the back {tail facing you} and thread the other needle from the outside to inside {left to right}.

First we want to knit the round on the back that we missed earlier, so the front and back have the same number of rounds.

Round 23: *K* the 7 STS on the back

Round 24: *K* all 14 STS, joining in the round.

Round 25: K2TOG, K3, K2TOG, on the front and back, leaving 5 STS on each needle, 10 STS total

Round 26: *K* all 10 STS

Round 27: K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, on the front and back, leaving 3 STS on each needle, 6 STS total.

Round 28: cut your yarn leaving a 6″ {15cm} tail. Weave this through your remaining 6 STS and pull tight. I work each STS, so they’re very tight, hardly noticeable when you’re done. Use a crochet needle or darning needle to leave the remaining tail inside the heart.

Now you have a little hole in the middle, which allows you to add stuffing to your liking.

Weave it closed and then weave in your tails. Now you have a cute little heart!

The second one will go much faster and the third even faster. ;)

Block, before stuffing, if desired.

 

Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop

K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together

PM – place marker

STS – stitches

 

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